“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Putnam County Ohio Historical Markers

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By Michael Baker
Home-In-The-Wilderness 1821-1870 Marker
Ohio (Putnam County), Cloverdale — Home-In-The-Wilderness 1821-1870
Home in the wilderness 1821-1870. Built in 1821 downstream a quarter mile on the Auglaize west bank by Sebastian Sroufe, War of 1812 veteran, and wife Mary, this home was postal stop Sugar Grove on the Ft. Recovery-Ft. Defiance route and in 1828, . . . — Map (db m79533) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Cloverdale — The Samuel Myers, Sr., Grist Mill 1834-1860
The Samuel Myers, Sr. Grist Mill 1834-1860 After Christmas Day 1833, Samuel Myers, Sr., a native of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Margaret (Hardin), first couple wed in Putnam County, moved ito their log home on the Auglaize River west bank. Because . . . — Map (db m79559) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Columbus Grove — 1-69 — Columbus Grove Municipal Pool
The construction of Putnam County's first public swimming pool helped Columbus Grove weather the Great Depression of the 1930s. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Village of Columbus Grove planned the pool . . . — Map (db m28616) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Columbus Grove — Columbus Grove Veterans Memorial Flagpole
Dedicated to All Veterans of all Wars by The Veterans of Foreign Wars & The American Legion November 8, 1986 — Map (db m29930) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Columbus Grove — Oglevie Post 64 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m29929) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Columbus Grove — Truro CemeteryPleasant Township Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served (five service logos)

Back side- POW MIA logo, You are not forgotten — Map (db m94570) WM

Ohio (Putnam County), Fort Jennings — Fort JenningsAnthony Wayne Parkway
[Text on Front Side]: Fort Jennings On Sept. 21, 1812, Col. William Jennings, with his regiment of Kentucky riflemen, was ordered by Gen. W. H. Harrison to cut a road from Fort Barbee at St. Marys to a point . . . — Map (db m18782) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Fort Jennings — Fort Jennings
[Text on Front Side]; Site Of Fort Jennings War of 1812 [Text on Right Side]; Fort Erected Sept. and Oct. 1812 By Second Regiment Of Kentucky Militia Commanded By . . . — Map (db m62433) WM
Ohio (Putnam County), Kalida — 2-69 — Artist Emerson Burkhart
Side A: Described as a Columbus "institution" when he died in 1969, Emerson C. Burkhart was born on a farm in Union Township, Putnam County in 1905. The son of Albert and Nora Burkhart, Emerson graduated from Kalida High School in 1924 and . . . — Map (db m28597) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Kalida — First Putnam County Government Seat / Court Houses
Side A: First Putnam County Government Seat February 19, 1829, an appointed Ohio Legislative Commission granted 160 acres of the southwest quarter of Section 5, Town 1 south, range 6 east for a government seat to Commissioners Thomas Gray, . . . — Map (db m29937) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Miller City — 5-69 — The “Cinderella Kids” of 1950 / The Miller City Wildcats1950 Class B Boys State Basketball Champions — 29 Wins, 0 Losses —
The 1949-1950 season of the Miller City Wildcats boys’ basketball team is one of Ohio’s great sports stories. First year coach C. Norris Simpson assembled an undersized group of farm boys and led them to 29 straight victories, including 11 . . . — Map (db m100736) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Ottawa — Crawfis College1889-1940
John Crawfis, Fairfield County, Ohio native, and wife Sarah (Moorehead) bequeathed two grants of $25,000 and five acres for schools in Fairfield and Putnam counties in Ohio in 1880.

Constructed in 1889, Crawfis College, Putnam County, a . . . — Map (db m93229) HM

Ohio (Putnam County), Ottawa — 4-69 — Frances Rappaport Horwich
Side A: Frances Rappaport Horwich was born in Ottawa on July 16, 1907, the daughter of Sam Rappaport, an Austrian immigrant who operated a general store, and Rosa Gratz Rappaport, a Russian immigrant. The youngest of six children, she . . . — Map (db m28618) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Ottawa — 3-69 — Native Americans in OttawaOhio Historical Marker
[Front Side]: The Ottawa, or "Tawa" Indians had inhabited the Maumee Valley since the middle of the 1700s. By the 1790s, Ottawa settlements included villages along the Blanchard River at the present-day Village of Ottawa. During the War . . . — Map (db m21570) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Ottawa — Putnam County Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m28710) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Ottawa — Putnam County World War Memorial Clock
To Those That Served Lest We Forget In memory of all veterans who served — Map (db m28711) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Ottoville — C — Fort JenningsOhio Revolutionary Memorial Trail
3 miles east – site of Fort Jennings Built by Colonel William Jennings in 1812, as one of the posts along General Harrison’s march to the confluence of the Auglaize and the Maumee. — Map (db m136591) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Ottoville — The Miami and Erie Canal
Construction began July 1825, opening navigation between Cincinnati and Toledo, Ohio in 1845 and encouraging settlement in the Black Swamp.      Built in segments, the Canal extended 248.8 miles, joining the Ohio River and Lake Erie. The segment . . . — Map (db m69005) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Pandora — 6-69 — Bridenbaugh District #3 School
side A One room schools were commonly named for people who furnished land for the building. Michael Bridenbaugh (1820- 1895), who settled in Riley Township in 1835, and wife Jemima (1834- 1903) sold a half-acre of land to the Riley . . . — Map (db m137736) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Pandora — Pandora Veterans Memorial
Memorial dedicated to those who served who are serving and who will serve for God and country Pandora American Legion Post 616 May 30, 1967 — Map (db m94564) WM
Ohio (Putnam County), Pandora — Site of the First Swiss Mennonite ChurchThe Old White Church — Mother of Four Local Congregations —
(log church artwork) Site of the First Swiss Mennonite Church erected in Putnam Co, Ohio 1840 — Map (db m94550) HM
Ohio (Putnam County), Rockport — Old Church Site Rockport CemeteryState of Ohio, Allen County — Monroe Township —
Rockport Methodist Church in the community of Rockport (formerly Cranberry) was believed to be one of the oldest churches in northern Allen Co. According to the records of the church, it was formed sometime around 1840, perhaps earlier. It was a . . . — Map (db m100932) HM

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May. 25, 2020